Find future-ready talent from the global leader in co-operative education

Looking for bright, innovative and skilled talent? You're in the right place! Waterloo co-op students are available for four or eight month work terms to help with large projects, daily tasks and everything in between. With more than 25,000 students from 120+ programs available to hire, we’re here to help you find the talent you need.

Our students combine top notch academic learning with work term experiences to bring you tech-savvy solutions, diverse perspectives and the ability to connect your business to the next generation mindset.

Join more than 7,500 other employers who have tapped into the value of co-op students from Waterloo. Register now and post a job! 

How does co-op work?

Register icon1) Register and postAffordable way to fill your talent needs

Access 25,000+ students available for full-time positions

interview icon2) Interview and hireTalent from 120+ accredited programs

Hire a student for 12 to 16 weeks.

repeat icon3) RepeatStudents are available year round

Easily repost your job for the next work term on WaterlooWorks

Why hire our co-op students? 

Illustration of a gear and lightbulb representing innovation29 years being rankedas Canada's most innovative university

Hiring our co-op students connects you with top talent from Canada’s most innovative university (Maclean’s Magazine).

Illustration of an students standing behind a handshake#1 in Canadafor employer-student connections

When hiring from Waterloo, we will connect you with top student talent, and guide you through the recruitment process (QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2020).

Illustration of a student walking up stairs to represent experiential learning#1 in Canadafor experiential learning

As Canada's leader in experiential learning, our students are equipped with the academic and technical skills needed for the workplace.

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  1. Oct. 28, 2022WE Accelerate presents unique source of talent for industry collaborators
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    By: Matthew King (he/him)

    The WE Accelerate program gives community and industry partners early access to talent from the University of Waterloo while helping to develop the future of work.

  2. Oct. 25, 2022How Home Hardware is keeping co-op students engaged through challenging projects
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    By: Maddie Savage (she/her) and Krista Henry (she/her)

    Making an impact on the skills development of co-op students helps Home Hardware Stores Limited to keep this next generation of talent engaged in the workplace.

  3. Oct. 6, 2022Co-op student uses computer science and psychology skills to help launch mental health app
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    By: Maddie Savage (she/her) and Krista Henry (she/her)

    When Colorful Zone needed a helping hand to launch their mobile app Joyi, they looked to emerging talent like co-op students for solutions.

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  1. Nov. 1, 2022Job description fundamentals info session
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    Tired of looking through dozens (or more) candidate resumes and still not finding what you need? We have the solution – hire emerging talent, like co-op students. Get ahead of the curve and gain insights on recruiting this next generation of talent. Join one, or all three of our free information sessions to get started.

  2. Nov. 2, 2022Co-op hiring fundamentals info session
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    Tired of looking through dozens (or more) candidate resumes and still not finding what you need? We have the solution – hire emerging talent, like co-op students. Get ahead of the curve and gain insights on recruiting this next generation of talent. Join one, or all three of our free information sessions to get started.

  3. Nov. 10, 2022Funding fundamentals info session
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    Tired of looking through dozens (or more) candidate resumes and still not finding what you need? We have the solution – hire emerging talent, like co-op students. Get ahead of the curve and gain insights on recruiting this next generation of talent. Join one, or all three of our free information sessions to get started.

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